Cologne Rebels do it better

Madonna’s second show in Cologne. This time I had ‘Early entry’ tickets for me and my friend Petra with whom I went to school.

We arrived at the queue at around 3 in the afternoon. Today, it was less crazy, as it often is on the second show.

Nina, Ally and René, some die-hard fans, had organised the queue.

Everybody got a number on the hand indicating his pace in the queue. Madonna’s team who hands out the early entry passes is on board, so that the line is respected and no one jumps the queue. Like this you can easily leave the line to get food or run to the restroom.

Organisation is everything.

They had slept out there over night, right after last night’s show was over. So of course they don’t want to be overtaken by someone strolling in at 4 just when the ticket booth opened…

We were let into the arena at around 7 and had front row seats. Well, we were standing. But at least for the next two hours, until the DJ started, we could sit on the floor and keep our space secured.

Madonna arrived at 10 p.m, late, but a bit earlier than last night. It’s amazing to see her that close. I took tons of pictures, again.

Slight changes in the set list. To everyone’s surprise, the 80s medley was dropped, including the amazing gypsy costume she would have worn. Maybe something had happend… we also saw Guy Oseary, her manager, running around a lot and looking a bit stressed.

She also changed the setlist of the acoustic part a bit and sang Secret instead of Who’s that girl?, and a bit of Fever, a capella.

The ‘unapologetic bitch’ of the night, a fan who is let on the stage to dance with Madonna, was our friend Nina, who had organised the queue. She’s doing so many concerts, always front row, Madonna knows her by now. Well deserved reward for a die-hard fan!

Shortly past midnight, it was over again. Seven hours of waiting, standing, and then, boom, two hours of who pass by so quickly.

It was Petra’s first ever Madonna concert. Front row. What a lucky bitch!